New Delhi, June 29: Ever since Prime Minister Narendra Modi backed Reserve Bank of India Governor Raghuram Rajan in an exclusive interview to Times Now Editor-in-Chief Arnab Goswami and said that Rajan has been unjustly treated, the political circles are abuzz with the question: "Has the PM finally taken a strong stand against senior BJP leader Subramanian Swamy?"
For, it was Swamy who had been baying for Rajan's blood for a long time, even by making below-the-belt attacks at times. Rajan's decision to not go for a second term was seen as a victory of Swamy's relentless mission to oust him. [Swamy is a dangerous rightist-nationalist-majoritarian combo who can hurt PM Modi]
When Goswami asked Modi about Rajan, the latter said contrary to the popular belief, his government did not show the RBI governor the door even after as he was appointed during the previous UPA government. He said Rajan was no less patriotic than anybody else and people who were creating controversies around Rajan were being unjust to him. [Modi backs Raghuram Rajan in interview to Times Now]
Many saw it to be a stern message to Swamy who meanwhile, turned his gun to Chief Economic Adviser to the government---Arvind Subramanian and even the Union Finance Minister---Arun Jaitley.
It was also observed that Swamy wasn't preaching hatred on social microblogging site Twitter after the PM expressed those strong words and instead found quoting Lord Krishna's words from Geeta.
The world is in general equilibrium. A small change in one parameter effects changes in all variables. So Krishna advised: Sukh Dukhe....— Subramanian Swamy (@Swamy39) June 28, 2016
However, in between the tweets of diverse taste (but not attacking), Swamy posted one early on Wednesday saying: "Friends tell me Arnab G is on his show nowadays foaming in the mouth chanting Muruga Muruga. Must have been bitten by a mad unelectable dog."
That tweet was retweeted over 700 times and also liked by almost 750 times at the time of writing this report and from the thread, it was learnt that the word "Muruga" means "Subramanya" in Tamil.
Swamy's dig at the news anchor was understood but who did the former mean by "mad unelectable dog" was left to the guess work.